Posted On: 03/28/18 9:33 PM

2018 in Review: Breakout Team of the Year

4 teams increased their wins by 10 or more 

We have identified 4 candidates for our Breakout Team of the Year award. Each of them improved their win total by at least 10 games over a year ago. In alpha order, they are Brooklyn Center, Eden Prairie, Mankato West and Stewartville.

Brooklyn Center

We just saw the Brooklyn Center boys playing in the state tournament for the 1st time in 35 years, and playing very well. Good things can happen in Brooklyn Center. But lately they hadn’t happened for the Centaur girls. Their record in this decade was 26-134 (.163) going into this season. But coach Mario Reese and company really turned things around, going 16-6, with a 22 point turnaround (from a 12-point loss to a 10-point win) against Mpls. Roosevelt, and a 41-point turnaround against Mpls. Southwest (from a 55-13 loss to a 51-50 heartbreaker).

Continuity helps. Players help. Now there’s a young nucleus of players who have been with the team 2 and 3 years, though they include a freshman, 2 sophomores and a junior. The sophomores lead the way, and the linchpin is post Maleah Confair. She scored

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